Five hours of baseball, pure heaven?

And before you ask, no, I didnt stay up all night on Tuesday to watch the Royals and A’s play each other in the Baseball play offs, some of us have to go to work, you know! It started at 1 in the morning my time, for heaven’s sake!

But on Wednesday morning, I had to be up before 5 in the morning, for an early shift at work. The TV was switched on (I need something to keep me awake that early in the morning), and it was previously set to ESPN (UK version), so thats the first channel that appeared. Hey, baseball, must be the round up programme, but hang on, they’re in the 10th innings, and it says live, so…

For the next hour (just under), I sat and watched, engrossed. Then in the top of the 12th innings, Oakland scored, I groaned, and feared the worst. Until the bottom of the 12th, where Kansas first tied things up, and then hit the winner! Lets just say that ‘Jean’ went off to work that morning, even at 6.20, with a bounce in her stride!

I managed to see the ‘as live’ version last night, and it wasnt just the last hour that was quite something, the whole game was!

Oh, and of course, the perfect result, for Jean Harlow’s home town team.

Irony is, like Jean, they have moved on to Los Angeles, if in name only, given the Angels actually play in Anaheim! Hopefully they will be as much of a success there as she was!

Thanks, Royals, as has previously been said on here, the service you gave Kate and I on our visit, was very special, and we appreciated it. Hopefully, you can go a long way in this, possibly all the way.

One interesting note, since 2006, when I started visiting North America twice a year, every year but one, I’ve seen a play off team in action live. This year was no exception. The bad news for Kansas, only once, have I seen a team that won the World Series. Ah well, hopefully time for the second one this year.

The video, this was played at Kauffman Stadium, and sums up how they felt about this incredible game. Besides which, I like Journey, so…


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